Dr. Mistry serves as the Associate Director for the Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations at the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and is also the Agency Lead & Senior Advisor for Maternal Child Health and Health Equity.  In these roles, Dr. Mistry leads a number of national initiatives focused on measuring and reducing health and health care disparities and improving quality and safety for underserved communities including the directing the Pediatric Quality Measures Program and the AHRQ’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care.  

Prior to coming to AHRQ, she served as the Program Director for the Healthy Steps for Young Children National Evaluation at Johns Hopkins which focused on examining innovative practice-based models for improving quality of care and child outcomes.  Formerly, she has also led a number of research initiatives at the state level focused on improving care for priority populations, including evaluating the Title V and Medicaid program in Texas.  

Dr. Mistry completed her NRSA post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  She received a PhD from the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and MPH from the Department of Health Policy and Management, both from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  In addition to her role at AHRQ, Dr. Mistry is a Part-Time Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of General Pediatrics where she mentors post-doctoral fellows and conducts research.